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Old 05-18-22, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
700c x 35 with MAFAC Competitions.


The reason to go to 650b is to get 42mm wide tires in. There's an old post of mine somewhere where I detailed my first 650b conversion on an International that I ran 42s on. It was a '71 International, which as far as I can tell has slightly longer chainstays than '73 onwards. The pic I posted is a '74 built frameset, I'd have to indent the stays to get 42's on them.
I have the same size on both my '71 International and the chrome '70 Pro, Paelas and Bon Jon respectively. It's a sweet spot size IMO, able to do well on a wide range of road types. Based on comparing mine with @noglider's 74 (am I right on the year, Tom?), yes the stays on the older ones are a bit longer. Rake varies as well. I have an older set of Competitions on the Pro and Racers on the International.
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
I have the same size on both my '71 International and the chrome '70 Pro, Paelas and Bon Jon respectively. It's a sweet spot size IMO, able to do well on a wide range of road types. Based on comparing mine with @noglider's 74 (am I right on the year, Tom?), yes the stays on the older ones are a bit longer. Rake varies as well. I have an older set of Competitions on the Pro and Racers on the International.
Raleigh Competitions up to '75, I think, as well as Super Tourers have long enough chainstays to fit 650b x 42's. Comps I've seen used rapid taper chainstays, Super Tourers are indented. Both methods give great clearance for wider tires.
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Old 05-18-22, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Bravo... Its a start. I am sure there will be more bikes soon. Bike hangers coming next. Be choosy and pick some that can be used with all type bikes. Beware the front wheel push in stands as they bend the wheel. Wall hangers are good as long as they are adjustable. Remember that E-Bikes are coming too so lifting a bike into position could be hard.
We'll see, I think only a small number of folks here ride (somewhere around 300 folks, I think), a lot of folks come from suburbs or other boroughs. Our office is in midtown Manhattan, across the street from the Empire State Building and there are many transit choices, plus bike share. Of our 5 floors, 3 had underutilized meeting spaces in the elevator lobbies which have been made available for bikes and scooters. If it gets to the point of needing hardware I will offer to consult
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
I have the same size on both my '71 International and the chrome '70 Pro, Paelas and Bon Jon respectively. It's a sweet spot size IMO, able to do well on a wide range of road types. Based on comparing mine with @noglider's 74 (am I right on the year, Tom?), yes the stays on the older ones are a bit longer. Rake varies as well. I have an older set of Competitions on the Pro and Racers on the International.
Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We compared our frames, and the chain stays on yours are longer. But yours are not tapered, so with the extra length, you might not be able to fit wider tires than I have. I have 32mm tires in mine. What do you have in yours?

I equipped my International with long-reach Tektro dual pivot brakes. They work extremely well though they are not period correct. Iím thinking of putting another pair on my 1971 Super Course, as the Weinmann 750 calipers are not so great at their maximum extensions. The Super Course originally had 27Ē wheels, and I replaced them with 700c, slightly smaller in radius. I had a panic stop a few months ago and almost didnít stop before a collision. I think I would have been fine with dual pivots.
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Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We compared our frames, and the chain stays on yours are longer. But yours are not tapered, so with the extra length, you might not be able to fit wider tires than I have. I have 32mm tires in mine. What do you have in yours?

I equipped my International with long-reach Tektro dual pivot brakes. They work extremely well though they are not period correct. Iím thinking of putting another pair on my 1971 Super Course, as the Weinmann 750 calipers are not so great at their maximum extensions. The Super Course originally had 27Ē wheels, and I replaced them with 700c, slightly smaller in radius. I had a panic stop a few months ago and almost didnít stop before a collision. I think I would have been fine with dual pivots.
Both of my Raleighs have rapid taper stays. They have 35mms and that's about the widest I can fit.
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I would gladly park my bike outside if only I could find a job locally that pays what I drive 25 miles one way for. Sadly I own a building two blocks from my house that I lease to my wife's practice where I could put my bike anywhere I pleased.
could do the drive in, bike home, bike in, drive home routine
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I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I forget my lock I bring my bike into my office:

Beautiful bike. 650B Boulder? I've got a Rivendell Saluki as my 650B bike and regularly consider sending it in for dynamo lighting guides to be added.
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Beautiful bike. 650B Boulder? I've got a Rivendell Saluki as my 650B bike and regularly consider sending it in for dynamo lighting guides to be added.
Itís a 1971 Raleigh Intíl fitted with 650b x 42 wheels, MAFAC RAID braze-on center pulls, i.e., the full Gugificazione process via @gugie, aka the Bike Butcher of Portland. Those are Soma Cazadero tires, which work well for my winter commute.

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could do the drive in, bike home, bike in, drive home routine
I have considered leaving my car at a truck stop half way and biking half the commute. The final mile to where I work though is a busy highway without shoulders and several accidents have occurred with a motorcyclist getting killed waiting to turn off the highway in to the parking lot. So there is that issue too.
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I have considered leaving my car at a truck stop half way and biking half the commute. The final mile to where I work though is a busy highway without shoulders and several accidents have occurred with a motorcyclist getting killed waiting to turn off the highway in to the parking lot. So there is that issue too.
In a previous company I knew a guy that parked his bike near mine that did just that. He drove from his house about halfway and left his car in a park and ride lot, then rode the rest of the way.
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But I would still have that last scary mile dealing with coworkers running late to work.
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Itís a 1971 Raleigh Intíl fitted with 650b x 42 wheels, MAFAC RAID braze-on center pulls, i.e., the full Gugificazione process via @gugie, aka the Bike Butcher of Portland. Those are Soma Cazadero tires, which work well for my winter commute.
I hear he does good work. I debated asking once before if he could build me a fork, based on some work I saw before.
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But I would still have that last scary mile dealing with coworkers running late to work.
Yeah, sometimes bike commuting just isn't the thing to do. I've been lucky in that the last 12 years I've had good commute routes even though I've changed home and/or job location 3 times.
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I have considered leaving my car at a truck stop half way and biking half the commute. The final mile to where I work though is a busy highway without shoulders and several accidents have occurred with a motorcyclist getting killed waiting to turn off the highway in to the parking lot. So there is that issue too.
totally get it.....bummer that it maybe
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I am lucky. I have had my own shop for the last 38 years so…I park my bikes just about anywhere and everywhere! In the reception area, in my office , or in the shop. Sometimes all of these places (I keep most of my bikes at work). I keep my door locked and my customers knock on the roll up door for entry. When I became semi retired I sold my CNC machines and only do custom work so I have a large “bike” area next to my manual machines. I keep one of bikes in the reception area when I plan a lunch ride.
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Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We compared our frames, and the chain stays on yours are longer. But yours are not tapered, so with the extra length, you might not be able to fit wider tires than I have. I have 32mm tires in mine. What do you have in yours?

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Those tektro dual pivots are darn good.
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Our storage room was in an old section of the building- I get in early enough to not be noticed wheeling my bike down the hall. It got moved to the farthest wing and closer to an exterior door- so itíll be much easier than it was before.
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I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I forget my lock I bring my bike into my office:

Molecular Biology? Man, the English curriculum at Northeastern is tough!
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My employer for many years was antagonistic towards bikes for no known reason. I used to ride my folder, fold it, carry it inside and put it under my desk. They could never find anything in the employee manual against that.

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